From Denver to Dhaka

17 May 2005
"Frustrated by the Bush administration's refusal to ratify the Kyoto Treaty, 132 US mayors have pledged to enforce its regulations in their own cities.

The cities involved range from liberal centres such as Los Angeles, California, to strongholds of conservatism such as Hurst, in President Bush's home state of Texas. Between them they represent almost 29 million citizens spread across 35 different states".

See full story here.

Less noticed in the US and elsewhere will be intiatives in poor countries like Bangladesh. Today, openDemocracy publishes an inspiring story from the capital of this so-called "basket case" country by Saleemul Huq and Ijaz Hossain.

The article throws into doubt the popular shibboleth that you have to be rich to improve environmental quality.


Trade deals, Brexit and disaster capitalism

If you're tired of Brexit, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Is the UK joining Trumpland? Does this explain Boris Johnson's kamikaze EU negotiating strategy? And could beating this deal begin a challenge to the iniquities of the global economy?

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Nick Dearden Director of Global Justice Now and author of 'Trade Secrets: The Truth about the US Trade Deal and How We Can Stop It'

Caroline Molloy Editor of openDemocracyUK and ourNHS

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